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Adult Jiu-Jitsu


Jiu-Jitsu is much more than a living art, sport, and science. It is an education of moral and physical literacy. A lifestyle that fosters breakthroughs, inspires confidence, empowers and enables you to take charge and lead under pressure.

Jiu-Jitsu Architect




Fusion Jiu-jitsu: The epitome of a practical and well-rounded martial art for modern society. FUSION JIU-JITSU involves critical thinking, functional and strategic movement, maneuvering and positioning, escaping, striking, throwing, controls, take-downs, pins, restraints, chokes, joint locks and escorting techniques, from both standing, and on the ground. Specific scenario-based training is practiced with single and multiple opponents, in all ranges of combat, while taking weapons into consideration. Discover the joy of learning, moving, and having fun while becoming a "Warrior in the Garden".

Classes Held:

Mondays @ 7:30-8:30pm

Wednesdays @ 7:30-8:30pm

Saturdays @ 10-11am

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu: This training program focus on the combat grappling sport known as "the game of human chess", and is played mostly on the ground. You will learn takedowns, throws, joint locks and chokes for gi submission grappling. What is required is stamina, technique, and warrior spirit. Weekly classes will help improve physical toughness and strategic thinking skills, while offering an intensive workout regime with some self-defense applications.

Classes Held:

Tuesdays @ 8-9pm

Thursdays @ 8-9pm

Saturdays @ 10-11am

Executive Jiu-jitsu: This program is specifically designed for those individuals who are 35 years of age and older who are looking for recreational and principle-based trainingThis unique program is tailored to those who are interested in learning how to stay on the mats longer in life, by increasing their mobility, flexibility, durability and flow, through maximizing functionality, leverage, fitness and fun.

Classes Held:

Fridays @ 12-1pm.

Jiu-Jitsu Architect


Mechanics Classes: A deep dive that focuses on the study of body-mechanics, human movement, bio-mechanics and the principles of movement in combat, and what/how/why things happen between the application of techniques.

Classes Held:

Mondays @ 8:30pm

Foundations Classes: A class that focuses on the basic fundamental movements and high-percentage techniques of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and how it works. Close the gaps in your training and rediscover the power of the basics.

Classes Held:

Wednesdays @ 8:30pm

Sparring Classes: A freestyle grappling/sparring class that allows students to test their knowledge, skills and abilities against a resisting opponent.

Classes Held:

Tuesdays @ 9pm

Thursdays @ 9pm

Saturdays @ 11am

Sundays by invite only

How does training work at Bindner Academy?

STEP #1: Select your area of interest (Martial Art or Sport).

STEP #2: Select how many classes per week you wish to train.

STEP #3: Select your add-on LAB classes (optional).

How does Jiu-jitsu work at Bindner Academy?

Using the principles of leverage and intelligence over brute strength, our Jiu-Jitsu is about effective problem solving under pressure with functional movement. Students will learn safe methods of employing the mechanical advantage, using fulcrums and levers, body/bio mechanics, combining well-timed movements, efficiency, training methods and strategies. This type of intelligent training will not only lower the frequency and severity of injuries, but will also lower the amount of energy one expends to accomplish their objectives, and show them how to get more enjoyment out of their Jiu-jitsu training. It does not rely on strength, size, or speed, but rather on the intelligent use of strategy and technique to overcome such physical attributes. You will sweat, lose weight, decrease your body fat, develop and tone your muscles, gain flexibility and mobility, increase your balance, agility, energy and endurance levels, decrease stress, and increase your brain function, centeredness and focus. Not to mention improve your self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, health and over-all mood. Our classes are accessible to anyone, beginner and experienced alike.

Today, one must be able maintain their physical, mental, and emotional state, read the environment, navigate fear, stress, conflict and adversity, and master the moment by mastering the breath.

Bindner Academy's 3 Pillared Approach is based on Control:

1) Safety First (minimum risk, with maximum reward)

2) Leverage (minimum input, with maximum return)

3) Simplicity (practical and functional over fancy)



Mondays @ 7:30 and 8:30pm

Tuesdays @ 8pm and 9pm

Wednesdays @ 7:30 and 8:30pm

Thursdays @ 8pm and 9pm

Fridays @ 12-1pm

Saturdays @ 10-11am

Sundays @ 10:30am

Daily private lessons available


What People Are Saying

Jack M. Scott, Ph.D.

I strongly encourage anyone who wants to improve in their confidence, stamina, and physical and mental well-being to consider Jiu-jitsu.  It is an amazing martial art that can be performed by anyone of almost any age.  Sensei Bindner and the other teachers provide exceptional care and attention to help you reach your goals – whether it be obtaining your next belt or a black belt.  They are truly sincere in their efforts and make each class an enjoyable and wonderful learning experience.  I wish I had started when I was younger!!


Andrea McIntyre

“Sensei Bindner is a dedicated, patient, generous and skillful leader who sets a tone of respect and courtesy in everything he does. His discipline, compassion and professionalism evoke the best in the people around him. His expertise produces the highest quality results. Whether you are looking for a dojo to join, or a specialized training program for your agency, Derek Bindner can provide excellence in every aspect of program delivery. He has the uncommon ability to teach and engage students of all ages and aptitudes, and to inspire people to engage and experience the rewards of effort.”


D. Davis, Business Owner

I hold Jiu-jitsu and Sensei Derek Bindner responsible for putting me on a better path in life that I am still on today. It is not only a great workout, it teaches you that when the going get’s tough and your brain is screaming at you to stop, you really can push past that and actually learn to enjoy or embrace the challenge at hand. I feel that has translated into not only me being in the best physical shape of my life, at 42 years old, I also feel I can make better decisions as a business owner and more importantly, a father. I now crave taking on new physical and mental challenges and conquering them… and then of course passing on that knowledge and mindset to my children, and others, and leading them by example.


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